The Big Five Marathon and Half-Marathon provides the opportunity to run among the wildlife in their natural habitat in the northeastern corner of South Africa. The course is in the Entabeni Game Reserve, which is a 220KM private reserve situated in the Limpopo Province between Johannesburg and the Kruger National Park.
The package tour includes game drives in four-wheel jeeps through the Reserve. You will have the opportunity to view the “Big Five” (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros) as well as numerous other species such as giraffe, hippopotamus and the many splendid species of antelope, not to mention the abundance of bird life. Your safari lodges will offer spectacular views to the mighty Entabeni-monolith.
Currently this program is sold out and we are accepting bookings for the waitlist only. We highly recommend you consider an alternative African marathon or half-marathon – the Amazing Maasai Package, which takes place July 15-23, 2017.
The Big Five Marathon and trip was an incredibly beautiful, unique, and special running, nature, and cultural experience I will never forget.
The sense of community that you feel while travelling with Marathon Tours. We were like a little family for 6 days! Also, I never felt rushed or confused about what I was doing, what we were doing next, the days and schedules were planned out so well!